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post #11 of 93 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 2009, 5:30 pm
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in neutral. . .

How else are you going to know if your Ducati is running, if you can't hear the clutch jangling?

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Here I was thinking you could judge ones manhood by the loudness of his clutch ... lol

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quiet clutch

thanks for this info. I'm curious about leaving out a couple of the springs as was described. I will admit i would not mind less effort at the clutch lever. Any risk or downside to leaving out 2 springs?
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I think you should be cautious about leaving springs out. Another option would be to use lighter duty springs.
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Done it, it works, no change in the clutch action either. Rather than removing clutch springs, it would be better to install a larger slave cylinder. There are lots of them on the market and not only do they make the clutch pull noticeably lighter, they make the engagement range wider giving you more clutch control.

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Done it, it works, no change in the clutch action either. Rather than removing clutch springs, it would be better to install a larger slave cylinder. There are lots of them on the market and not only do they make the clutch pull noticeably lighter, they make the engagement range wider giving you more clutch control.

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how are you going to get more range with a bigger slave?your going to have less travel and less disengagement. i'm a skinny old guy and i use two fingers on the lever.i did upgrade to the evoloutione piston with two o rings.

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how are you going to get more range with a bigger slave?your going to have less travel and less disengagement. i'm a skinny old guy and i use two fingers on the lever.i did upgrade to the evoloutione piston with two o rings.
Actually you will cover a wider range at the clutch lever, less range at the clutch plates.

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If surrounding motorists can't hear your clutch then you might get run over. (Sorry, I also ride a Harley so my reality is skewed)
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Wow, there were no responses when I first posted this so I didn't think anyone cared! I actually tried to answer some earlier questions but for some reason it did not post! Maybe I forgot to log in?

Most flames were typical.....why would you want to quiet a dry clutch......to possible wear issues. Most who commented on wear issues were speculating since they did not do the mod. I may try this over the weekend.

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How else are you going to know if your Ducati is running, if you can't hear the clutch jangling?

Fred
That's the beauty of this mod, you still get the lovely tambourine sound with the lever pulled, but lose the "oops I left a wrench in my crankcase" sound in neutral / lever out...
I did the mod, (a variation) this afternoon, and can hear my arrows for the first time. Feel and engagement point unchanged, still stands up with a crack of throttle, and neutral is easy to find.

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